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Cricket star’s charity beer

Bakewell-based Thornbridge Brewery has announced the launch of their latest beer, which has been produced in collaboration with international cricket star and England Test team captain, Joe Root MBE. All profits from Root 66 (named after Joe Root’s shirt number and his nickname) will be donated to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity, of which Joe Root is the patron.

Root 66 has been brewed to celebrate Joe’s 100th test match for England, during which he scored a double century on the way to a famous Test victory in India. The Centurion IPA (6.6% ABV) is a well-balanced beer; it has ripe hedgerow fruit on the nose and a full-bodied, honeyed malt character on the palate.

Commenting on the launch of Root 66, Joe Root said: “I am delighted to support Thornbridge Brewery’s Root 66. It is fantastic that all profits from this special bottle will be donated to The Children’s Hospital Charity, and will contribute to the essential building of a new cancer and leukaemia ward.

Thornbridge has always been dedicated to supporting the NHS and giving back to their community having launched numerous campaigns in recent years, including raising over £10,000 for NHS Charities Together in 2020 with the creation of their Florence beer.

The brewery has been long-term supporters of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity and are delighted to be working with Joe Root to raise funds for such an important cause.

Root 66 will be available online in bottles from 15 March 2021:; for trade sales please contact their sales team on: 01629 815999 or

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